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Shadrach (1998)

 -  Drama  -  23 September 1998 (USA)
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In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Narrator (voice)
John Franklin Sawyer ...
Shadrach
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Paul
Ginnie Randall ...
Virginia
Darrell Larson ...
Father
Deborah Hedwall ...
Mother
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Middle Mole
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Lucinda
Alice Rogers ...
Cloris
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Edmonia (as Monica Bugajski)
Daniel Treat ...
Little Mole
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Trixie
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Smut
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Captain
Doug Chancey ...
Dock Worker
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Storyline

In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is a violation of strict Virginia law. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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23 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il Profumo di un Giorno d'estate  »

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Opening Weekend:

$16,669 (USA) (25 September 1998)

Gross:

$20,167 (USA) (25 September 1998)
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Harvey Keitel and Martin Sheen learned their accents for this film from James L.W. West, while Andie MacDowell, who is a native Southerner, developed her own accent. Keitel spent most of a day talking with West and taping his speech. Sheen later listened to these tapes. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1935. When Paul walks into the house past his father and up the stairs (at the beginning of the film), a smoke detector is visible on the ceiling at the bottom of the stairs. See more »

Quotes

[Paul has learned curse words from the Dabneys and is yelling them into the closet.]
Paul: Son of a bitch, whorehouse, Jesus Christ, pisspot, asshole!
Mrs. Whitehurst: Come on, Paul, it's time to go to church!
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Soundtracks

Remember Me?
Music by Harry Warren (uncredited)
Lyrics by Al Dubin (uncredited)
Performed by Moving Star Hall Singers
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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Realistic and tear jerking
13 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I feel sorry for anyone who didn't like this movie. It's probably one of the best I've seen. Harvey Keitle played his part perfectly, right down to the accent. His character tried to give the impression that he was a hard man, but I really believe he was as soft hearted as his little girl. He just was ashamed to admit it. His rough tenderness made its self apparent in the last part of the movie, when he announces that Shadrachs wish would be granted. This is a movie I'd recommend for almost anyone. I think parents should be discreet when letting children watch it, because it does contain some rather unacceptable language. The language has it's place in the movie, but you still might not want your kids hearing it.

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